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Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico

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The last time I was in Ponce we headed to the Museo de Arte de Ponce, located near the University of Puerto Rico, Ponce. I’ve got to say I was pleasantly surprised by the collection.

I was particularly surprised to see a painting by one of my favorite artists, a painting that regularly makes appearances on posters, greeting cards and calendars, Frederick Lord Leighton’s “Flaming June.” It seems that the painting was up for auction back in the sixties,but since Victorian era painting was unfashionable at the time it didn’t meet the auction’s reserve price and the Ponce museum picked it up for $140. Today it is considered by many to be Leighton’s finest painting.

There were other paintings by well known artists like Rosetti and fine works by lesser known talents. If you enjoy art museums, Ponce’s is well worth the visit.

Museo de Arte de Ponce
2325 Ave. Las Américas
Ponce P.R. 00717-0776
(787) 848-0505
www.museoarteponce.org





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